Underemployment and joblessness remain high, and the need for food assistance remains great. Thankfully, for so many in need of a helping hand, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming back for the 24th consecutive year.
Working in partnership with the AFL-CIO Community Services Network, United Way Worldwide, our nation’s food security advocates and a host of other partners, the NALC gets food into the cupboards of those in need. All people need to do is place a bag of unopened, non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers their mail on Saturday, May 14, and the carrier will do the rest. Once collected, the food is taken back to the postal station, sorted and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks or pantries for needy families.
The NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Last year, more than 71 million pounds of food was collected, making it the twelfth consecutive year that collections reached over the 70-million-pound mark. Since the drive began in 1993, nearly 1.4 billion pounds of food have been collected.mote the May 14, 2016, NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive among your members. With the support of unions and America’s working families, the NALC can collect more food and by doing so, help those who have lost their jobs and the millions more facing economic uncertainty.